Social distancing and staying safe at school
So that children can safely come into school and nursery, each class has been given staggered start and finish times. The aim of this is to limit the number of families waiting at the gates, at any one time. We also request that only one parent/carer accompanies your child to school. When you arrive at the school gates, parents/carers will not be allowed access onto the school grounds - we ask that you arrive promptly at your allocated start/finish time, and your child will be collected/returned at the school gates by the school staff. (If you aren't sure what your child's start/finish times are,please get in touch with the school office or speak to the Class Teacher at the school gates).
We also ask that families maintain social distancing whilst waiting outside the school gates, and keep a 2metre distance from other families. We appreciate that this is difficult for younger children, however your co-operation with this will help us all to stay safer at this challenging time. Once the children are in school, they will stay in their class 'bubble' throughout the day, and will have staggered break and lunch times, to minimise contact with other classes.
This is certainly a very strange and challenging time for us all, and we are really proud of how our children have adapted to the new school day :)
What to do if your child is unwell
There is a lot of confusing information around about what to do if you feel unwell, and when to get tested. Derbyshire County Council have provided some useful information available here. Public Health England have also written a letter to all parents/carers about symptoms and when to get tested, available here.
Re-opening advice - September 2020
We have followed Government and Embark Trust guidelines, and have carried out an extensive risk assessment to ensure that the school environment is as safe as possible for our children, families, and staff. Please read our updated letter, and risk assessment statement regarding opening plans.
Support and advice in the local community
Amber Valley Borough Council have provided some helpful information about services available in the local area, which can be viewed here.
A message from Derbyshire Police:
To parents of children of all ages,
This is a difficult time for everyone. Being at home doesn't mean you are isolated. There are people who can help. Being at home can put extra pressure on families. If you have concerns about a child, please contact:
If you are worried a crime is happening now, call 999 now
If it isn't an emergency but you think the police should know about it, call 101 or report it online:
Facebook: Derbyshire Constabulary
If you would prefer not to contact the police directly:
Crimestoppers 0800 555111 (anonymously)
NSPCC 0808 800 5000 or email email@example.com
Child Line 0800 1111
CEOP via their online site (anonymously)
The main thing is, if you have any concerns about any child, including those in your home, please consider the options above. We're all here to help!